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Luxor governor stops hot balloons after deadly crash

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:23 PM 
An ambulance crew lift the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad has ordered hot air balloon companies to suspend trips following a deadly crash that left at least 19 dead on Tuesday, reported the state news agency. 

A hot air balloon explosion on Tuesday morning killed 19 tourists and injured two others 300 meters above land in the southern governorate of Luxor. 

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